We all know it’s important to keep ourselves hydrated in high temperatures, but when you’re having to drink tepid or lukewarm water/soft drinks through the day it isn’t pleasant, so having a versatile cool box is something worth investing in.
So with the recent hot weather I’ve got myself the latest CampinGaz thermoelectric cooler, the Powerbox Plus 28.
Powered by either 12V or mains power I plug it in at home a few hours before heading out then once my tackles packed in the car I put the cooler in and connect it up to the auxiliary power socket.
The cooler has three settings, 'Max' for the hottest days to keep everything super cool, or 'Eco' giving you an efficient but more environmentally friendly option, while 'Night' still chills your food and drink while reducing noise levels from the fan. Then of course, if there’s no power available the Powerbox Plus can be used as a traditional cool box with a couple of freezer blocks popped inside.
With loads of insulation top and bottom (where research says 30% of cool air is lost) and reduced side insulation, gives it great performance without the cooler becoming to bulky, but with a 28ltr capacity you can still pack in loads of your favourite nibbles.
My other thought about the Powerbox is it could also double as a deadbait cool box during the winter, but I’ll report back on that later in the year.
Supplied with all charging cables the Powerbox Plus 28 retails at £89.99, for more info click here.
Talking on a practical note, on my last few outings I've been using the Coleman Twist+ 300 Lantern I reviewed earlier this year, and it's great.
Whether you're sitting outside your bivvy and need some general background light, or for more localised lighting when sorting rods, bait, end rigs in the pitch black, the adjustable power settings work really well. And that's not forgetting the helpful USB socket for charging your phone or tablet.
Why not check out the original review!